Appeal after Kirkcaldy recycling bins left overflowing as locals dump Christmas rubbish

A Kirkcaldy councillor has called on locals to be responsible when disposing of rubbish after the festive season.

Monday, 28th December 2020, 4:35 pm

The move by Zoe Hisbent, the SNP member for Kirkcaldy Central, comes after she discovered bins at the recycling point in Beveridge Park overflowing with rubbish on Boxing Day as people continue to dump paper and cardboard despite the bins being full.

She said it is up to individuals to ensure they get rid of rubbish considerately and correctly when recycling centres are closed for a short time over the holidays.

She said: “As individuals we are all very aware of the level of rubbish that is generated over Christmas, it is our responsibility to ensure that we make the appropriate arrangements to dispose of it considerately and correctly.

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Councillor Hisbent has called on people to be responsible when disposing of rubbish and to hold onto it until recycling centres re-open after the holidays. Pic: Councillor Zoe Hisbent.

“With recycling centres only closed on January 1/2 there is ample opportunity for everyone that wants one to book a slot on the typical days of their local centre.

“In addition, a one-off collection of extra cardboard is also being provided this year on the day of normal grey bin collection.”

She urged people to hold on to their rubbish for the time being until recycling centres re-open so they can recycle their rubbish responsibly rather than leaving unsightly messes like the one at Beveridge Park.

The unsightly mess left at the recycling point in Beveridge Park as people dump their recycling after Christmas. Pic: Councillor Zoe Hisbent.

She added: “Every year the level of selfishness of some people astounds me. For those who have been lucky enough to have had such a plentiful Christmas, would it really be such a hardship to hold on to their rubbish for a couple of days?”

For details on opening times for Fife’s recycling centres visit: https://www.fife.gov.uk/kb/docs/articles/bins-and-recycling/recycling-points-and-centres

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